A six-year-old Langley boy diagnosed with leukemia was granted his wish for a day of fun through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Keian Blundell was diagnosed with leukemia in July 2012. Despite a bone-marrow transplant from his brother, Jordan, last April Keian’s condition worsened and in October he and his family moved into Canuck Place.
Despite his health struggles, Keian was all smiles on Nov. 18 as he and 50 of his friends and family enjoyed a carnival-themed party at Capture Lab/Electronic Arts in Burnaby.
The party – one of the biggest wishes ever fulfilled by Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon – included bumper cars, balloon pop, a carousel and popcorn, candy floss and mini donuts.
Keian’s family was also on the receiving end of some wish makers. More than 200 people turned out for a South Surrey fundraiser Nov. 23 benefiting the Blundells, who were forced to give up their home and have taken time off work to be with their sick son.
Creative Kids preschool supervisor Debbie Back, who organized the event at the Rosemary Heights location, said the night was a success, raising nearly $5,000.
She noted that the silent auction sold some big-ticket items, including an autographed Nickelback guitar.
All cash donations on the night of the fundraiser will go directly to Keian’s family, proceeds from item sales will go to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.